Brown to be laid to rest today
The family of the late former assistant general secretary of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Doreen Brown, will be using whatever collections are made at her funeral today towards helping to refurbish the Stanley Couch Gym.
Brown's husband, JBBC General Secretary, Leroy Brown, told STAR Sports that his late wife was very concerned about the gym and the interests of young amateur boxers.
"She spent a lot of time with young amateurs and she made efforts, especially with their nutrition programme. She was busy trying to develop that and she was particularly concerned with the Stanley Couch Gym, which needs refurbishment," he told STAR Sports.
Brown died suddenly on March 20. Her memorial service will be held at the St Richard's Roman Catholic Church this morning, starting at 11:00 a.m.
Brown, told STAR Sports that his wife's love of boxing developed through him.
"She came into boxing because of me. It went hand in hand. We knew each other for so long (almost 60 years) before boxing days so it sort of flowed. She loved it and got involved. She loved it as a spectator and used to tag along to boxing matches, and after that she really got involved," Brown said.
"She became an amateur judge in her own right. She became a member of the board and was vice-president in 2001 and 2003 assistant general secretary, and she remained in that position until...," he added.
Doreen Brown was also an international boxing judge, and was the first Jamaican to be so accredited by the international boxing federation, and was also an international technical official.